The Color Yellow 3 (With Cool Colors)

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Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

The Color Yellow for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: Alongside the Cool Colors

Quote of the day: “Never hope for it more than you work for it.” post on Michelle William’s Facebook wall

For the last part in this sequence, I’m pairing the exact same yellow elements from the first two segments with the cool colors.  These are considered the complimentary colors of yellow because they are located opposite on the color wheel (besides who doesn’t want to be complimented…ha ha).  Accordingly, this mix creates a high contrast which I think is a wonderfully vibrant look .  Since the blues, greens and purples are thought of as serene colors, adding this pop of yellow can liven up the group.  The other combinations in this series were yellow & neutrals (here) and yellow & warm colors (here).

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Outfit (skirt): I really love the color blue (I am my mother’s child)!  Besides it’s a great way for me to show off one of my favorite pairs of shoes!

Skirt: Loft (similar here)~~Blazer: H & M (similar here)~~Sweater under: Outback Red (similar here)~~Shoes: J. Renee (similar here or here)~~Pin: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here or here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Outfit (shirt): Since the olive green jacket is on the darker side, the yellow adds some lightness to the medley.  Leaving the jacket unbuttoned is a great way to show off the snippet of color and allow greater movement!

Shirt: Axcess (similar here)~~Jacket: JM Collection (similar here)~~Jeans: Chicos (similar here)~~Booties: Impo (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's Yellow for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Outfit (sweater):  I had my mom wear the sweater backwards which is an alternative way to cover up the decolletage area.  The shoes are cute, but she’s giving them away because they hurt.  Don’t you hate it when you buy a pair, and they feel fine in the store, but then when you actually wear them–it’s a whole different story?

Sweater: (similar here)~~Sweater coat: American Knitworks (similar here)~~Jeans: Dana Buchman (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: Dillards (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!  Now that you’ve seen some examples of combinations with the color yellow, which combo is your fave? 

Some photography by Kari Strand Photography

A yellow sweater can be one of your best friends because doesn’t it makes you smile? (these all come in yellow)

  • nancy siegel

    I love everyone’s outfits. I especially love the purple sweater–my favorite color. It is a beautiful color on Charlotte.

  • All so great, really love that yellow pencil skirt!

  • Love these looks! I like how you show ways to style outfits for any age. Thanks for sharing!

  • Amy Ann

    I like the idea of a paler yellow with the cooler coolers. It seems a little more muted to me. You all look great!

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

  • I love your shoes!! Love everyone’s choice of jewelry too and your mom’s purple sweater coat. Great job on this series of posts!
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com